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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  


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Everything posted by Chrissy

  1. Your Book Activity - July 2019

    Poppy, what a wonderful read you must be having, and a lovely idea to retrace the journey. My heart warms just at the thought of hearing about it from you!
  2. Poppy's Progress 2019

    I like the look of this Poppy. I really enjoyed Sandi Toksvig's 'Hitler's Canary' when I read it, which is also aimed at a younger audience. Just looked it up, and hadn't realised that it is the 2nd in a trilogy. Such a shame that I will have to buy three new (to me) books.
  3. Let's Face The Music And Dance ~ Fred Astaire
  4. Book Titles A to Z

    Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy I know, but I couldn't think of anything witty enough to throw at you when I read it, so I had to go with a genuine answer. Dammit Raven, you broke my sarcasm!
  5. Apocalyptic genre

    I really enjoyed Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker when I read it many years ago. It's not so much about how they have survived, but rather what has developed as a result of an apocalypse. It is all about the characters for me, and their interactions with each other, and their development / unfolding within the story.
  6. Your Book Activity - July 2019

    Hello Luis. Welcome to the forum. I recently finished a wonderful re reading of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. I have since moved on to the latest Dan Brown Origin. I enjoy the Dan Brown books as you get a nice few nuggets of interesting thrown in amongst improbable action and characters. Not challenging reading, but certainly escapism.
  7. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  8. Book Titles A to Z

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney I will be doing a re read later on in the year. Very much looking forward to it. Adore the series.
  9. Oh my goodness! I did not see that coming so I actually barked a laugh.
  10. Your favorite teams?

    Your ladies did well! And just for the record - I LOVED their tea drinking mimicking. I laughed hard when I saw that, and thought it was very witty.
  11. Book Titles A to Z

    Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
  12. Your favorite teams?

    Happy (Belated) Birthday for the 2nd muggle not! I hope you enjoyed a lovely day.
  13. Book Titles A to Z

    Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
  14. Is the unpredictable lark related to the sky lark?
  15. Not A Pretty Girl ~ Ani DiFranco
  16. The Shoes Of The Fisherman by Morris West
  17. Word Association

  18. Word Association

  19. A new Blog for me I think. I have no plans for my reading aside from enjoying it, so I will do no more than I have in previous years; a numbered list, and the occasional review. All are welcome to drop by. For earlier Blogs of mine ~ 2011 2012 & 2013 2014 2015 2016, 2017 & 2018 2019 The Passage by Justin Cronin (listing for mental continuity!) 1) The Twelve by Justin Cronin 2) The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin 3) Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 4) Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan 5) Percy Jackson & The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 6) Percy Jackson & The Battle of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan 7) Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan 8) The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 9) The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan 10) The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan 11) The House of Hades by Rick Riordan 12) The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan 13) A Bachelor Establishment by Isabella Barclay 14) Hope For The Best by Jodi Taylor 15) The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor 16) The Something Girl by Jodi Taylor 17) The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves 18) Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves 19) Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves 20) Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves 21) The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves 22) Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves 23) The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves 24) The Seagull by Ann Cleeves 25) The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 26) La Belle Sauvage : The Book Of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman 27) Once Upon A Time In The North by Philip Pullman 28) Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman
  20. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Bought the short stories collection, and Yay for kindles, and being able to join in the kindling thread!
  21. Your Book Activity - June 2019

    Hey Bobbly! Good to 'see' you. I LOVED Station Eleven when I read it. Having recently read the 'quel' (as the author Philip Pullman is calling it) La Belle Sauvage, I am diving into the His Dark Materials trilogy, and loving every moment!